When you’re the Cleveland Browns and you hear that Terrelle Pryor, once a star quarterback at Ohio State, has been cut loose and now has decided to try making it in the NFL as a wide receiver, you say, “Why not?”
So the Browns have added Pryor to the roster after he was released by the Cincinnati Bengals, for whom he was the No. 4 QB. And his switch of positions comes, as ESPN.com recalls, not long after Pryor said: “If I can't play quarterback, I can't play football.”
ESPN’s Pat McManamon describes the move this way: “It's the classic flyer. Take a 6-5 guy and see what he can do. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.”
Maybe Pryor turns into an Antwaan Randle El, a quarterback at Indiana who became a useful receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Or maybe he becomes a footnote among the 90 players in training camp, meriting little notice when he’s let go.
And speaking of being let go, the Bengals apparently dropped him partly because they were upset that Pryor had posted video from Cincinnati minicamp via social media, violating club rules. The videos quickly disappeared, but the damage already was done to Pryor.
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